How often do you find yourself reaching into your pocket for your phone to take a few spontaneous shots with its camera? I for one am a regular user of my phone’s camera for those opportunities that encourage a quick snap or two. But fun and conveniency doesn’t exactly spring to mind when it comes to printing these photos. Until now.
Hammacher Schlemmer, infamous for their rather bizarre range of products that often come with a hefty price tag, have unveiled a new electronic product designed to pair with Android and iOS smartphones alike and print photos wirelessly via a WiFi hotspot.
But what makes this product so different from the rest? Well, the perk here is that the printer uses no ink, but instead prints onto special patented paper that’s embedded with yellow, magenta and cyan dye crystals.
The convenient nature of this product means its users can bring physical photographs back to life, without the intrusion of pesky cables, or having to upload your photos to your PC prior to printing them off onto bog standard printing paper.
The downside of the device is that it costs $219.95 and it comes with a cartridge ready to offer you just 10 prints. Additional cartridges are available at $24.95 a pop.
Will you be investing in Hammacher Schlemmer’s new Wireless Smartphone Printer? Let us know in the comments!
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VERY interesting… but I don’t think so.
Sounds cool but I’m sure a cheaper one will come out soon.
Not with my 26 month old Droid X I won’t, but once I get my hands on that new DLX/DNA/DIX(!)/J Butterflymothdragonfly, I’d consider it if that camera is as good as y’all say it is.
The cheaper alternative that’s been out for years
Ink free but cartridges cost $25 each for just $10 prints…. I’ll take ink. Hell no I won’t buy this
Looks like a repackage of the Zink(zero ink) system Used watching early this year. The cost is way up though.
I want until the price comes downs significantly. Maybe around .10-.25 cents per picture.